In honor of the 25th Anniversary of ASPN, we have planned a unique program for the 2015 ASPN Annual Meeting. We have fully integrated our educational, scientific and social activities with the AAHS and ASRM to create an outstanding program.
The 2015 ASPN program will begin Friday January 23, 2015 with combined ASPN/AAHS instructional courses, a clinical nerve scientific podium session and later in the morning an integrated panel on nerve transfers. We have also planned an ASPN scientific paper session, our Joint AAHS/ASPN Invited Speaker Susan Mackinnon (“The Path to Innovation in Academic Surgery: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”) followed by an interactive poster session lunch.
On Saturday, we have combined the extraordinary strengths of the three societies with combined instructional courses, a combined panel on affordable health care, an outstanding paper session and our Joint Presidential Keynote Lecture by noted technology author, futurist, and inventor Ramez Naam. The AAHS/ASPN/ASRM Welcome Reception will be held that evening.
On Sunday, the ASPN program will begin with early morning instructional courses followed by a combined ASPN/ASRM panel on free muscle based reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries, followed by a combined ASPN/ASRM scientific paper session. The morning will continue with ASPN scientific paper sessions, International Guest Speaker Fausto Viterbo’s lecture on End-to-Side Nerve Repair, a special Founding Member and Past President Panel, a special International Invited Panel, and conclude with the ASPN business meeting.
The Atlantis Paradise Island is a fantastic venue in which to enjoy the Bahamas. We will have activities at the resort for you to enjoy with your family and friends. The 25th Anniversary program promises to be an exciting educational and fun learning experience. I invite you, your colleagues, and your families to join us in the Bahamas!
Gregory H. Borschel, MD, FAAP, FACS
2015 ASPN Program Chair